It’s been another period of rapid growth for the readership of Lib Dem Newswire, with subscriber numbers nearly doubling already since January 1st. … Read the full post »
Read about the former Liberal and then Liberal Democrat MP and party leader, David Steel.
Chris Radley, former cartoonist for the Social Democrat (the SDP’s weekly newspaper), was interviewed in 2003 about his work. … Read the full post »
One for those who have followed the details of internal Liberal Democrat debates over House of Lords reform*: How David [Steel] squares his long-standing commitment to a fully elected House [of Lords] with the excuses for inaction he keeps handing to the ‘not at any price’ refuseniks is quite beyond me. Taken from Who Decides? … Read the full post »
The question of what political impact Spitting Image really had has been in the news again recently. … Read the full post »
Probably the most famous, even infamous, version of Liberator magazine came out during 1984. … Read the full post »
Leaving through some kindly donated old copies of Liberator from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, there is a distinct sense of déjà vu… … Read the full post »
No, not Jeremy Thorpe but David Steel. In the late 1970s the then Liberal Party leader David Steel presented the Communist dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, with a labrador puppy. As you do. At least that made a change from deciding not to bomb Greenland.
The attitude of former Liberal Party leader David Steel to Nick Clegg’s House of Lords reform proposals has been lukewarm at best. … Read the full post »
It being over four years since I last read David Steel’s speech to the Liberal Party Assembly of 1976, I thought it was time I did so again. … Read the full post »
The opening of the 1911 Parliament Act, which clipped the House of Lords’ powers, promised it was only an interim measure. … Read the full post »